Sports gambling will likely be coming to California in 2023, but the question is in what form
It's possible that up to three separate initiatives could be on the ballot in November.
• The California Sports Wagering Regulation and Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act, supported by a coalition of tribes, led by Pechanga, is the only one that has already qualified to be on the ballot in November. It would restrict sports betting to only in person at tribal casinos and four horse racing tracks only. The California Legislative Analyst's Office projects the measure could increase state revenues potentially by "tens of millions of dollars annually." It is opposed by the card rooms, competitors of tribal gaming operators.
• The California Solutions to Homeless and Mental Health Support Act allows online betting with revenue dedicated to combat the homelessness crisis in California. It is supported by bookmaking giants, like FanDuel and DraftKings, as well as mayors in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland and Sacramento and homeless service providers. It is still gathering signatures to meet the threshold required to get on the ballot, but it has reached an early benchmark. The Legislative Analyst's Office projects the measure could produce increased state revenues of "mid-hundreds of millions of dollars annually." It is opposed by tribal gaming operators.
• The Age-Verified Tribal Online and In-Person Sports Wagering Act would allow in-person and online sports wagering and other new types of gambling. This is supported by a separate coalition of tribes, led by San Manuel. The Legislative Analyst's Office projects the measure could produce anywhere from "tens of millions of dollars to the mid-hundreds of dollars annually," depending how the initiative is implemented.
If and when sports gambling comes to California, degenerates across the state will celebrate. It apperas that dream may at last become a reality after the upcoming election in November, but with the possibility of three initiatives being on the ballot, voting for the correct one may be a problem.
Luckily, I’m here to solve that problem.
“The California Sports Wagering Regulation and Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act,” is the worst of the bunch. It’s another way for Indian tribes to continue their monopoly on gaming in California. It’s also the one that will produce the least amount of revenue for the state. And just out of sheer logic, gamblers want the convience of being able to place bets with simplicty. There is no better way to do that then in the convience of one’s home using an app like DraftKings or Barstool.
“The California Solutions to Homeless and Mental Health Support Act,” is the one we need to rally behind. It’s going to allow DraftKings, FanDuel, Barstool, BetMGM, and all the other gambling giants to come in and set up shop. It’s the initiative that is projected to bring in the most amount of money for the state, and is a win win situation for California and the degenerates that live in it.